Prints of Peace
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Sunday Worship Video
Peace Lutheran’s Sunday Service Schedule
9:00 a.m. September 5 - Hybrid Service of Holy Communion
9:00 a.m. September 12 - Rally Day Unity Service of Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. September 19 - Services of Holy Communion*
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. September 26 - Services of Holy Communion*
*Note that only one service will be accessible virtually. Time TBD.
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Announcements for Sunday, September 5, 2021
Hybrid Service of Holy Communion
Rally Day Unity Service and Party with Raffle
Fall Service Schedule
Cares & Concerns
Faith Formation Updates
SPECIAL SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION
OUTDOOR SERVICE PROCEDURES
*Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you are unvaccinated AND have been exposed to someone with a confirmed or probable case of Covid-19.
* Masks are not required outside. Whenever possible, individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask during contacts with other unvaccinated individuals, such as youth.
* Children 12 and under are asked to mask when they cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet or when coming up for the Children’s Word).
*Be mindful that everyone has different comfort levels with proximity and physical contact.
*You are welcome to respond throughout the service and sing.
You can enter the virtual building after 8:45am. The service begins at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom followed by the fellowship at 10:00 a.m. You may need the following information to participate:
Meeting ID: 821 7697 7195 Passcode: 682614
Click here to enter the virtual sanctuary directly or visit zoom.us/join.
You can also join over the phone.
Please note that the liturgy will be recorded and posted to YouTube within 24 hours of the Sunday service. Watch your email for the link to the YouTube video, or find it online at www.peacelutheranlz.com. Peace be with you and with all who dwell in your house!
We are rescheduling our special service of Holy Communion. Please watch for more information..
RALLY DAY UNITY SERVICE AND PARTY WITH RAFFLE
Celebrate the kick-off of our program year with worship, games, lunch, and a raffle on Sunday, September 12! Worship begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by a brief parent meeting for Sunday School along with games for all ages, light refreshments, and a box lunch served at 11:00 a.m. There will be a free will offering in support of the event.
Please enter your meal request by clicking on this link: Rally Day Picnic Signup Link
FALL SERVICE SCHEDULE
On Sunday, September 19 we will return to a two service schedule. Services will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Fellowship/Education Hour from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. We will continue to maintain a virtual option by livestreaming one service. The time of the livestream service is currently undecided. We will continue gathering outdoors as long as weather permits. Please contact Pastor Daniel or a member of the PPC with any questions, thoughts, or concerns.
CARES & CONCERNS
We pray for one another: We pray for those who need healing, safety and God’s watchful care. This week we pray for Mike Wilms, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Jeff Peterson, Maria Lopez, Sara Stroud, Kathryn Roberts, Greg, Nancy, Karen, Mary Faith, Stefanie Byk, and George Kohl.
Would you or someone you know like to be added to our weekly prayer list? Email your prayer request to Allison at email@example.com. Are you available to provide meals, lawn mowing or transportation to MD appointments? Reach out to Caring Tree Coordinator Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Weeders (a women’s group) meets Wednesdays -- weather permitting -- from 6-7 pm at church to remove weeds and water plants, primarily in the back lawn and labyrinth. BYO weeding tools, kneeling pad, and drink. We hope you'll stay for fellowship at the fire pit from 7-8 pm. Call Beth Piff if you have questions. Thank you for joining us!
FAITH FORMATION UPDATES
Sunday school opportunity!! Sunday school resumes on September 12 and the Christian Education team needs teachers and substitutes. You can volunteer for teaching a group all year or get a team of 2-3 adults together to share the joy! Substitutes are helpful to fill in any Sundays that a teacher is unable to attend. The fringe benefits are priceless:) Contact Natalie (email@example.com) or Liz (Lhopman@comcast.net) with any questions.
Confirmation will kick-off with an orientation meeting for parents and confirmands on Wednesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Forum: We are on break until after Rally Day.
Women’s Bible Study: We are continuing to read “From Widows to Warriors” by Lynn Japinga. It is a study of 40 women from the Old Testament. It has been very interesting and thought provoking. We meet on Tuesday at 9am in the church coffee room. If you have any questions, contact Carol Wojnarowski. New participants are always welcome.
Rally Day Sept. 12: Join us for Rally Day on Sunday, September 12th! We will have worship at 9am and then have many games available outside like volleyball, bags and a slightly messy Capture the Flag! Lunch will be served around 11am as well where a free will donation will be collected. Hope to see you then!
Youth Garden Food Donation: Another great donation has been made from the garden! This week's donation was 34.66 lbs of fresh produce bringing the grand total of produce donated to 139.46 lbs!!!
Community Garden Help Needed!: The Peace community garden is thriving and looks beautiful! However, our teens need some help with tending the garden: watering, weeding and harvesting (when the plants are ready). Please let Grace Trumbull know if you are interested and available to help!
Upcoming Blood Drive: Please mark your calendars now and plan to donate blood at Peace’s annual blood drive on Sunday, September 12 from 7-1:00. If you are a regular donor please try to schedule your donations so you can participate at this blood drive. If you can’t make it, you can always go to one of Vitalant’s regular centers and give the code LZ 50 when you donate. Remember each donation has the chance to save up to three lives! You can go on -line now to Vitalant.org to schedule your appointment-just search under the group code LZ50 with an end date in the search of Sept. 30. If you need help, please call Sue Koenig.
Feed My Starving Children Event: Our next packing event will be on November 13th from 9-11 at the Libertyville packing site. We have 20 spots reserved. Anyone over the age of 5 can volunteer, however, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CACA722A4FF2-feed
Service Day at Camp Lutherdale in Elk Horn, WI: On September 25th from 8:30 - 2:00, volunteers will complete some outdoor projects at Camp Lutherdale. This is open to all middle school students and above. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CACA722A4FF2-service. Please sign up by September 12th. so the camp has an idea about how many volunteers to expect. This is a great service project for adults, too!
If you would still like to donate school supplies, we will continue to take items for the school kits that we assemble on our Mission Day in February. Needed items are: wide-ruled notebooks (70 pages), rulers, pencils, blue/black pens, pink erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, and child-sized scissors. Neutral or solid colors are best for all items. All items can be left in the bin at church.
Looking to help from home and know how to sew?? We are looking for people to start making school bags (for Lutheran World Relief school kits) that we will use on Mission Projects Day in February 2022. If you can follow a simple pattern, you can do this one. Please let Sue Koenig know if you would like kits dropped off for you to sew (all materials provided-all you need is thread and a sewing machine!). There are kits made up in a bin under the coat rack at church. Just a leave a note in the bin if you take some so we can track them down if we have to! They are not due back until the end of December 2021.
This has been a very difficult time for many people in our world.
Haiti, an already very poor country that has been struggling to meet the needs of its citizens, was recently hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed over 1,400 people. Many more were injured. At least 26,00 homes were damaged or destroyed. Following the earthquake, Haiti was then hit by Tropical Storm Grace making the situation even more challenging.
The western part of the United States has been hit by multiple wildfires this summer due to a prolonged drought and extreme heat waves. Thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes and leave behind many of their belongings and businesses. Over 500,000 acres have been destroyed already and the wildfires continue to spread rapidly.
This week Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans. The wind, torrential rains and strong storm surge and flooding have caused unbelievable hardships for the people in the south. Electricity is not expected to be restored for many weeks. Immediate needs are for basic necessities like food, water and shelter and medical attention. The long term needs will be extensive and recovery will take years.
How can you help? First, pray for all people affected by disasters. Ask God to lift these people up and help get them what they need. Second, donate money! Thank you for your consideration! Here are some organizations you might want to consider:
ELCA-Donate to Lutheran World Relief or Lutheran Disaster Response through the ELCA. You can specify the disaster you want your donation to go to or you can indicate the money should go to where it is most needed. You can send a check to ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield VA 22116-8009 with the check written out to Lutheran Disaster Response. Or you can call a donation in to 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5 pm Central time.
American Red Cross-you can also specify a cause for your donation. By mail, send checks to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or by phone 1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669.
How to Give Your Offerings
Thank you as you continue your generous contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. If you have an offering envelope, you may mail it in or drop it off in the church office before you leave. You may contribute electronically by scanning the QR Code to the left or visiting www.peacelutheranlz.com and clicking on “make a donation”. You may also contribute electronically using your own bank website “sent-payment” feature or by downloading and using the app we recommend: https://giveplushelp.vancopayments.com/
Peace Lutheran Church
1050 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047